University Educational Center Roofs Recovered Dustin Brooks
Lindquist Center North Roof Renovation
Iowa City, IA
80 mil TritoFlex 2K rubber membrane
30 mil TritoCryl 2K topcoat
28,000 square feet
The Lindquist Center houses the University of Iowa College of Education, including offices and classrooms. The College was in the midst of a full interior renovation, adding new innovative classroom technology, but the roof system protecting it all was aged and leaking.
Rather than tear-off the existing roof systems down to the concrete decks, the University elected for a stronger, safer alternative that would utilize the a seam-free industrial-grade, non-toxic synthetic rubber membrane. Considering only a minor portion of the existing roof had compromised, saturated insulation, they were able to remove and replace only those sections of roofs with new insulation. The liquid-applied recover approach saved the University, and taxpayers, a substantial amount compared to a full tear-off. After sections of damaged insulation were replaced, the Triton Certified Contractor, who was awarded the competitively-bid project, spray-applied TritoFlex 2K synthetic rubber directly over the existing Modified Bitumen roofs on the building to create a new, seamless, and impermeable waterproofing membrane. With high durability and puncture-resistance, resistance to chemicals, and resistance to severe hail and hurricane-force winds, Triton products were engineered to last in any environmental and keep critical higher education facilities watertight.
After the roofs were recovered with a new TritoFlex 2K synthetic rubber membrane, the highly reflective, sacrificial TritoCryl 2K white topcoat was installed for energy efficiency and sustainability. Both the TritoFlex 2K and TritoCryl 2K products are inherently slip-resistant, providing a safer roof surface during and after installation that reduces the likelihood of slips and falls. The new liquid-applied roof system came with a 20-Year NDL Material and Labor Renewable Warranty that provides peace of mind to the University, even in the harshest weather events.